Investing in Our Communities: Strategies for Immigrant Integration

A Toolkit for Grantmakers

By Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

May 12, 2007

Summary

This report gives the historical context of U.S. immigration, its vital and unyielding role in shaping the US and how grant makers can help assimilate populations, social change and community building in the future. The toolkit provides grant makers with integration frameworks, case studies, funding examples and opportunities, information resources, strategic planning steps and evaluation platforms for several different arenas. These arenas include: health, education, civic involvement and language. 

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Key Takeaway

Foundations can use many strategies to incorporate immigration into their giving priorities

By incorporating immigrants and immigration into grant making priorities, the foundation community can bolster the community building and social change that philanthropy has long supported. Strategies include direct services, capacity building, community outreach and education, leadership development, organizing, advocacy, legal assistance, research, policy analysis, communications, media and litigation.

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